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Craig Breedlove

Craig Breedlove is an American professional race car driver and a five-time world land speed record holder. He was the first person in history to reach 500 mph, 600 mph, using several turbojet-powered vehicles, all named Spirit of America. In 1962, he made his first attempt, in a freewheeling tricycle powered by a General Electric J47 turbojet engine. On August 5, 1963, this first Spirit made her first record attempt, using just 90% of available thrust to reach 388.47 mph over the measured mile. The return pass, on 95% power, turned up a two-way average of 407.45 mph. Spirit of America was so light on the ground, she did not need to change tires afterward. For 1964, Breedlove faced competition from Walt Arfons' Wingfoot Express, as well as from brother Art Arfons in his four-wheel, FIA-legal Green Monster. With more engine power, Breedlove upped the record to 468.72 mph "ith insolent ease" to 526.28 mph, making him the first man to exceed 500 mph. This pass was not without incident, for one of his drogue parachute's shroud lines parted, Spirit of America ran on for 5 mi before hitting a telegraph pole and coming to rest in a lake.

This record stood all of twelve days before Green Monster broke it, recording a two-run average of 536.71 mph. In response, Breedlove built an FIA-legal four-wheeler, Sonic I, powered by a 15,000 lbf J79 turbojet. November 2, 1965, Breedlove entered the FIA record book with a two-run average of 555.483 mph. This lasted less time than before, for Green Monster came back five days at 576.553 mph. On November 15, Breedlove responded with a 600.601 mph record, which held until 1970. To take the record back, Breedlove planned a supersonic rocket car, "complete with ejector seat." In 1965, Breedlove's wife, Lee Breedlove, took the seat in Sonic 1, making four passes and achieving 308.506 mph, making her the fastest woman alive, making them the fastest couple, which they remain. According to author Rachel Kushner, Craig had talked Lee into taking the car out for a record attempt in order to monopolize the salt flats for the day and block one of his competitors from making a record attempt. During 1968, Lynn Garrison, President of Craig Breedlove & Associates, started to package a deal that saw Utah's Governor, Calvin Rampton, provide a hangar facility for the construction of a supersonic car.

Bill Lear, of Learjet fame, was to provide support, along with his friend Art Linkletter. Playboy magazine hoped to have the car painted black, with a white bunny on the rudder. TRW was supplying a lunar lander rocket motor. A change in public interest saw, they negotiated for the use of the late Donald Campbell's wheel-driven Bluebird CN7 record-breaker. After a lengthy break from world records and making his name as a real estate agent, Breedlove began work on a new Spirit in 1992 named Spirit of America Formula Shell LSRV; the vehicle is 44 ft. 10 in. Long, 8 ft. 4 in. Wide, 5 ft. 10 in. high and weighs 9,000 lb, construction is on a steel tube or space frame with an aluminium skin body. The engine is the same as in the second Spirit, a J79, but it is modified to burn unleaded gasoline and generates a maximum thrust of 22,650 lbf; the second run of the vehicle on October 28, 1996, in the Black Rock Desert, ended in a crash at around 675 mph. Returning in 1997, the vehicle badly damaged the engine on an early run and when the British ThrustSSC managed over 700 mph, the re-engined Spirit could do no better than 676 mph.

Breedlove believes the vehicle is capable of exceeding 800 mph. In late 2006, Breedlove sold the car to Steve Fossett, to make an attempt on the land speed record in 2007. Fossett died in a plane crash in 2007, the car was put up for sale. Breedlove's vehicle, renamed the "Sonic Arrow", was rolled out on the Black Rock Desert for a photo opportunity on October 15, 2007; the effort to run the car continues. Craig Breedlove was put on the payroll at American Motors Corporation in 1968 to prepare the automaker's pony and high-performance cars, the Javelin and the AMX, for speed and endurance records. In January 1968, one month before the official introduction of the AMX model, his wife Lee, Ron Dykes, established fourteen United States Automobile Club and Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile certified speed records for cars of any engine size, 106 national and international speed and endurance records for cars with less than 488 cu in. Two cars were prepared for the endurance speed runs on a five-mile banked track in Texas.

The shattered records included a Class C AMX with the standard 290 cu in AMC V8 engine with 4-speed manual transmission, achieving a 24-hour average of 140.79 mph, set by Craig and his wife Lee. New records in a Class B AMX using the optional 390 cu in "AMX" V8 with a 3-speed automatic transmission, that included a 75-mile distance with a flying start at 174.295 mph, as well as a 173.044 mph over a 100-mile distance from a standing start. After the cars

Joseph Campbell (judge)

Joseph Charles Campbell is a former judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the highest court in the State of New South Wales, which forms part of the Australian court hierarchy. Campbell was educated at Tamworth High School, he attended the International Science School at Sydney University in January 1965. As an undergraduate he studied at the University of Sydney, where he attained honours in Arts and Law. While at university he was a member of St Andrew's College, University of Sydney. Campbell began his legal career in 1974 at the firm of Allen & Hemsley. A year he was admitted to the New South Wales Bar, he was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1988. On 26 October 2001, Campbell was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal of that court in 2007. From 1983–1986, Campbell was the Challis Lecturer in Bankruptcy at the University of Sydney, he was a part-time Lecturer from 1974–1978. Since 2007, Campbell has been a visiting fellow at Wolfson College.

Campbell has served as a Member of the Legal Profession Admission Board since 2008, a member of the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Association since 2007, Member and Deputy Chair of the Legal Qualifications Sub-Committee since 2006, a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law since 2005, a member and Deputy Chair of the Examinations Sub-Committee from 2002–2006, Chairman of the Council of Law Reporting in 2001 and a member from 1994–2001, a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the NSW Bar Association from 1994–1996. He retired from the Supreme Court in December 2012, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Sydney Law School in January 2013, became Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2013

Rainhill Hall

Rainhill Hall or Loyola Hall is a Grade II listed country house built in the 19th century in Rainhill, England, by Bartholomew Bretherton. It is situated on the Warrington Road, next to St Bartholomew's Church. From 1923 to 2014, it was a retreat house run by the Society of Jesus. From 2017, it has been a wedding venue owned by Signature Living. Bartholomew Bretherton started a business in coaches in 1800 in Liverpool. On journeys to Manchester or London, Rainhill was the first stop. In 1807 he came to live in the village. In 1824 he built Rainhill House. In 1869, Mary Stapleton-Bretherton, his daughter, enlarged the house to over twice its original size, renaming it Rainhill Hall; when Mary died in 1883, the Stapleton-Bretherton family owned all the land that made up the parish of Rainhill. As Mary was childless, she left the family estate to Frederick Bretherton, the only son of her cousin Bartholomew Bretherton, a former coach proprietor, his granddaughter Evelyn Stapleton-Bretherton married Prince Gebhard Blücher von Wahlstatt, becoming Princess Evelyn Blücher.

Her memoirs, Princess Blucher, English Wife in Berlin were translated into French and German and reprinted many times, becoming a minor classic. However, his grandson Frederick, Evelyn's brother, had no direct heir, so Frederick decided to sell the bulk of the family's Rainhill estates; the house and five acres of surrounding land were sold to the Society of Jesus and renamed Loyola Hall. The Jesuits took possession of the site in 1923, they moved from Oakwood Hall, a retreat centre they had in Romiley, in what was Cheshire now Greater Manchester, into Rainhill Hall. The Jesuits named it Loyola Hall after Loyola, the birthplace of their founder Saint Ignatius; the first retreat took place on 23 June 1923. On 12 July that year, the Archbishop of Liverpool Frederick Keating came to attend a day of recollection and blessed the house; when Loyola Hall was founded by Fr George Pollen SJ, it more or less only ran 30-day retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola and weekend retreats for working men's sodalities and parish groups.

Numbers of retreatants continued to rise during the 1920s. In 1923 the total number was 504, in 1924 the total number was over 800, in 1929 over 2,000 people had come on retreat during the year. In 1933, the director of the house, Fr Edward Rockliff SJ, expanded the grounds of Loyola Hall by purchasing twenty acres of land from the Bretherton estate to the north-west of the site. After the Second World War, Loyola Hall began hosting RAF Leadership courses, under the direction of Fr Peter Blake SJ, a chaplain to the British Armed Forces from 1939 to 1960. In the 1960s, individually guided retreats started. A new wing to Loyola Hall was soon built and cost £100,000, it was financed by the sale of fifteen acres of land for the construction of Rainhill High School. The new wing contained fifty rooms for residential visitors, a chapel, a conference room. Before it was opened, it hosted the North Korea national football team. In the 1966 FIFA World Cup, the North Koreans made the quarter-finals but did not have any accommodation arranged near to Goodison Park where the match was being played.

So they took over the booking made for the Italy national football team at Loyola Hall. However, the team were not comfortable because they were not used to each person having a single room and, being atheists, seeing a large amount of crucifixes; some players insisted on sharing rooms and many did not sleep well. They went on to lose the quarter-final match on 23 July 1966 against Portugal 5 - 3; the extension was opened on 14 May 1967 by Archbishop Beck. On 22 January 1970, Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, the Superior General of the Jesuits, came to Loyola Hall and planted a tree, which still stands in the front gardens of the house. In 1974, the stables, clock tower, coach house, east lodge of Rainhall Hall were demolished allowing more space for retreatants to walk around the ground. In 1977, this was helped by the acquisition of'The Field', a strip of land to the north of the house, which acts as a separating space between the house and the A570 road. In 2000 it underwent a renovation, adding en-suite rooms, the chapel was refurbished in 2006.

In January 2009, it appointed Ruth Holgate. Loyola Hall closed as a Jesuit retreat centre at Easter 2014, was sold in 2017 to Signature Living who own Crumlin Road Courthouse. In 2018, planning applications were approved by St Helens Council to make the house a wedding venue and build treehouses and summer wedding facilities to the grounds, as well as add a restaurant and gymnasium. Listed buildings in Rainhill Ignatian Spirituality

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars are a Class A Minor League Baseball team, affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks, that plays in the Midwest League. Their home games are played at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva, about 35 miles west of Chicago; the Midwest League came to Kane County in 1991 when the Wausau Timbers relocated to Geneva, IL. The Wausau Midwest League franchise was based in Decatur, Illinois; the team has been known as the Cougars since moving to Kane County. They were affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles in 1991 and 1992, with the Florida Marlins from 1993 to 2002, the Oakland Athletics from 2003 until 2010, the Kansas City Royals for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, the Chicago Cubs for the 2013 and 2014 seasons before affiliating with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015; as a Marlins farm team some key contributors to the 2003 World Series championship team played in Kane County on their way to the big leagues. Miguel Cabrera has had a notable career and 2003 Series MVP Josh Beckett played for the Cougars in 2000, while Dontrelle Willis had the league's best winning percentage and earned run average in 2002.

The Cougars play their home games at Northwestern Medicine Field, built in 1991. The franchise attendance record of 523,222 was set in 2001; the Cougars are perennially among the league leaders in attendance. On July 20, 2013 the Cougars became the first Class A team to attract 10 million fans. Nancy Faust, after 40 years with the Chicago White Sox, was the stadium organist for selected Cougar home games until her retirement after the 2015 season; the team's mascots are his sister Annie T. Cougar. Notable franchise alumni include: Official website Statistics from Baseball-Reference

Café (film)

Café is a 2010 independent drama film directed by Marc Erlbaum. It stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Daniel Eric Gold, Alexa Vega and Jamie Kennedy, Hewitt's boyfriend at the time of filming. A good-hearted musician struggles to find a way to tell his beautiful barista coworker that he loves her, despite the fact that she is in a relationship. Meanwhile and customers at the café where they work have their own problems and encounters. A police officer keeps his eye on his wayward cousin, who owes money to a charismatic dealer, a married man contemplates his relationship with a good-looking new acquaintance. However, one customer learns he is in fact the main character in the microcosm of the café, all designed by a young girl, God. Jennifer Love Hewitt as Claire Alexa Vega as Sally Jamie Kennedy as Glenn Michaela McManus as the Movie Woman Madeline Carroll as Elly Daniel Eric Gold as Todd Cecelia Ann Birt as Earth Mother Katie Lowes as Kelly Hubbel Palmer as Avatar Richard Short as the Writer Khan Baykal as Colin Derek Cecil as the Movie Man Vaughn Goland as the Tattooed Goth Dude Gavin Bellour as Dave Clayton Prince as the Cop Adam Shapiro as Smitty Michael Satin as the Incredibly Tattooed Man Daniel McCaughan, J.

D. as the Dancing & Computer Patron Filming started on May 11, 2009 in Philadelphia and ended in June 2009. The film premiered at the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival in October 2010. In February 2011, Maya Releasing acquired the film rights for the US theatrical and home video release and foreign sales of Café. Café opened on August 2011 in Los Angeles, California; the Los Angeles Times gave the film a mixed review, commending the acting from the leads but stating that the "story lines don't all intertwine beyond their shared location." The film won the "Crystal Heart Award" at the 2010 Heartland Film Festival, with producer Chris Wyatt attending to accept the trophy. "New Song" by Birdie Busch "High Noon" by The Albertsons "Orphan" by La Strada "Butterfly" by Michelle Nágy "Flesh and Bone" by Andrew Lipske & the Prospects "Sorry Waltz" by Hezekiah Jones "This Town" by Emily Rodgers "Song For Tom" by The Innocence Mission "Mama" by La Strada "Firefly" by Mama Mac "Sweet Changin' Heart" by Andrew Lipske & the Prospects "Farewell" by Chris Kasper "When They Fight, They Fight" by The Generationals "Paperback Man" by Drew Pearson "Heron Blue" by Sun Kil Moon "Sing To Me" by Stephen Bluhm "Her Rotating Head" by Bachelorette "Gone Away From Me" by Ray LaMontagne "The Gun" by The Daily Parade "Tumbling" by Maus Haus "Alone" by Palomar "The Air Between Us" by Palomar "Slightly Under Water" by Red Heart the Ticker "Telegram" by Buried Beds "Bury Me Closer" by Palomar "Poison" by Emily Ana Zeitlyn and the Weeds "Fully" by Teddy Goldstein "There'll Be Pizza in the Valley" by Little Ocean "Broken" by Chauncey Jacks "Clover" by Ramona Falls "Salt Sack" by Ramona Falls "Home" by Marla "Not The Real Thing" by Teddy GoldsteinAdditional Music by Christopher Brady Café on IMDb Café at Rotten Tomatoes

Sulejman Pitarka

Sulejman Pitarka was an Albanian actor and playwright from Debar. His family moved to Durrës, Albania when he was 5, he was active in the National Theater of Albania in Tirana. He was awarded the People's Artist of Albania. Loin des barbares - Vdekja e burrit - Historiani dhe kameleoni - Nata e parë e lirisë - Në prag të lirisë - Shtëpia jonë e përbashkët - Goditja Ballë për ballë - Gjeneral gramafoni - Pas gjurmëve - Gunat mbi tela - Tinguj lufte - Horizonte të hapura - Debatik - The Great Warrior Skanderbeg -